Tummy Tuck Specialist

Samuel E.  Salcedo, M.D. -  - Plastic Surgeon

The Plastics Doc

Samuel E. Salcedo, M.D.

Plastic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA & Riverside, CA

Whether you want to restore the flat, firm abdomen of your younger days or you’re looking for the best way to correct the aesthetic abdominal issues that diet and exercise simply can’t address, you may be an ideal candidate for a tummy tuck. At The Plastics Doc in Beverly Hills and Riverside, California, plastic surgeon Dr. Samuel E. Salcedo offers tummy tuck surgery to women and men in Southern California. If you’re ready for a trimmer, more contoured abdomen, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Tummy Tuck Q & A

What are the benefits of a tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck surgery, or abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and restores weakened or separated muscles in your abdominal wall to create a smooth, firm abdominal profile.

Because abdominoplasty can also reduce or remove stretch marks on your lower belly, the procedure is especially popular among people who have experienced significant weight loss.

For postpartum women, tummy tuck surgery is an excellent way to repair the abdominal muscle separation that commonly occurs during pregnancy, while simultaneously providing a trimmer physique.

Is tummy tuck surgery right for me?

Many adults want to maintain a flat and well-toned abdomen, but that goal isn’t always easy or even possible to achieve through traditional approaches like diet, exercise, and weight control.

That’s because your belly is susceptible to certain physical changes that can cause a variety of aesthetic issues, most of which can’t be changed through diet and exercise.

Men and women who are at a relatively healthy body weight can develop a protruding abdomen if they’re genetically predisposed to storing excess fat in their belly; others may develop loose, saggy abdominal skin after surgery, pregnancy, or weight loss. Aging can also lead to weaker abdominal muscles, sagging skin, and other changes that don’t necessarily respond to exercise.

If you fall into any of these categories, or if the contour or overall appearance of your stomach makes you feel less confident, tummy tuck surgery may be the answer you’re looking for.

Who should delay having a tummy tuck?

Although abdominoplasty is designed to deliver permanent results, those results can be compromised by significant future weight changes. For this reason, you should delay having a tummy tuck if you’re currently in the process of losing weight. For similar reasons, women are advised to postpone abdominoplasty until they’re done having children.

How do I prepare for a tummy tuck?

Before you can undergo abdominoplasty, you’ll have a comprehensive physical exam to make sure you’re fit for surgery. Once you’re approved for the procedure, Dr. Salcedo gives you complete preoperative instructions, including when to stop taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory medications.

As a major cosmetic operation, the procedure requires a substantial amount of recovery time: The first week is generally the most challenging as your muscles heal, but you’ll still feel like you’re in recovery mode two to three weeks after surgery.

To find out how tummy tuck surgery with Dr. Salcedo can benefit you, call The Plastics Doc today or schedule an appointment online at any time.  

*Individual results may vary